Madeline Island Chamber Music: St. Lawrence String Quartet
La Pointe, WI 54850
Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the St. Lawrence String Quartet in concert at the Clubhouse on Madeline Island. The SLSQ is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. They established an ongoing residency at Spoleto Festival USA, made prize-winning recordings for EMI of music by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Golijov, earning two Grammy nominations and a host of other prizes before being appointed ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University in 1999. The Quartet is also especially dedicated to the music of Haydn, and recording his groundbreaking set of six Op. 20 quartets in high-definition video for a free, universal release online in the 2018-19 season. According to The New Yorker, “…no other North American quartet plays the music of Haydn with more intelligence, expressivity, and force…”
Highlights in 2018-19 include performances with pianist Inon Barnatan, and the long-awaited release of their recording of all six Haydn Op. 20 “Sun” Quartets.